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Q&A PRE-QUALIFY PAGE 4

LOANS

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NEW CURB APPEAL PRODUCTS 16550 STATE ROUTE 9, MOUNT VERNON

$749,900

Stunning 9.2 acre property with 9,000+ square foot indoor arena, 48 x 40 shop & beautiful 3,312 square foot home perched on the hill to maximize the views of Mt. Baker, the Cultus Mountain Windermere Real Estate Range & Walker Valley. Many updates include new windows & roof, hand1030 E. College Wy scraped teak flooring, travertine counters in the kitchen & a big master suite Mount Vernon with a 5 piece bath. Arena has 7 indoor 12 x 12 matted stalls with automatic 360.424.4901 • 800.849.7939 waters & paddocks, 4 exterior covered stalls with turnouts, heated wash rack & www.ElizabethMiller.net tack room. Plus huge shop with 3 bays! MLS# 234257 Elizabeth Miller (360)420-3607

FEATURED ARTICLE: LOANS IN TODAY’S MARKET At first glance, a home equity line of credit might seem so 2006. But despite tighter post-bust lending restrictions, HELOC can be a smart borrowing option for homeowners who fit the right criteria. While today’s HELOCs are not vastly different than those of recent years, their limits and restrictions have drastically changed.

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WHAT HOMEOWNERS WANT PAGE 8

DOWNSIZING A HOME

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table of Contents The Goldilocks Complex

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Q&A - Pre-Qualify?

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Loans in Today’s Market

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New Curb Appeal Products

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What Homeowners Want

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Downsizing a Home

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911 Carriage Court, Sedro-Woolley

$55,000

Newer home in Carriage Estates. Desirable 55+ mobile home park. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1684 sq. ft. Abundant use of alder cabinets. Space rent $441/ mo – includes water, sewer, garbage. Now priced to sell! MLS# 244217 Directions: From I-5, take Cook Rd. Exit#232, East on Cook Rd., continue East on Hwy 20, heading out of Sedro Woolley. Just before Janicki Industries, turn left into Carriage Estates, home is on right cul-de-sac. Call Charlie, 708-1415 or Jeannie, 708-9645

Sedro-Woolley

$92,500

Beautifully maintained triple wide. SW finest 55+ Senior Park with security gate. Approx 2000 sq ft with open floor plan. 2 bdrms, 2 baths, vaulted ceilings, built-in china hutch. Lots of storage. Fenced landscaped backyard . 2 decks for entertaining. MLS# 228322 Call Wilma, 661-1631

Stanwood Mount Vernon

$189,000

Well maintained rambler. 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 baths. Fenced backyard. RV & Guest Parking. Secluded tree-line driveway MLS# 210640 Call Wilma, 661-1631

$188,400

Great location on the hill in the charming community of Stanwood. This well maintained home is a great starter home or a home for a retired person. The home is on a dead end street which cuts down on traffic. Close to the bus stop. Close to schools, shopping and city activities. MLS# 208826 Call Pete, 708-6500

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320 N. Waugh Rd, Mount Vernon

Wilma Louia Owner 661-1631

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Lisa Davies 391-2232

Ivana Wood 770-3550

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$215,500

Charming 1912, 3 bedroom bungalow. 1+ acre of a beautifully landscaped corner lot. Partial Lake and Cascade Mountain views in the historic community of Clear Lake. Original wood wainscoating, dining & living rooms. Large family kitchen. 2 detached garages. MLS# 221106 Call Pete, 708-6500 OPEN HOUSE: Sat 1-3PM Aug 13

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$289,000

Beautiful remolded Hilltop Rambler. Shy 1900 sq. ft. 3 BR + office/den, 2 baths. Open floor plan, elegant tile flooring. Granite counters, new SS Appliances. New Hardi-plank siding, new ext. = int. paint. On .30 acre – fenced, air conditioning. MLS# 255568 Directions: From I-5, take Mount Vernon/College Way Exit #227. Go East on College Way, then go South on Waugh Rd., cross over Fir St., continue up the hill on Waugh to home on the left. Call Charlie, 708-1415 or Jeannie, 708-9645

Clear Lake

22833 Lake Terrace Ln, Mount Vernon $899,950

Mount Vernon

$395,000

Spacious home just outside city. Formal living/dining. 2nd kitchen and oversized master suite. Large finished lower level, lots of space. Sits on large lot. MLS# 258223 Call Lisa, 391-2232

Amber Partridge de Soria 969-4030

Angie Sullivan 391-4108

John & Annette Howe 770-5237

Ron Van Pelt 333-1045

Mount Vernon

$585,000

One of a kind Victorian home on 5 acres. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 3000+ SF. Wrap around porch overlooking lg. trout pond w/dock! View of Mt. Baker. Bonus rm + add’l guest quarters over garage. MLS #99429 Call Debbie, 708-8780

Elizabeth Detillion 708-8800

Debbie Allen 708-8780

Michelle Mitzel 630-4423

Jim Stransky 708-1681

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Mount Vernon

$799,500

Beautiful custom built home. 2nd fairway at Eaglemont. Nearly 5,000 Sq. Ft., 4 bedroom 3.5 bath. Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors. Granite countertops. Awesome view of Mt. Baker and the course! MLS# 258569 Call Jim, 708-1681

Kirk Campbell 770-7470

Dan Soria 348-6655

Stephanie Henry 661-6097

Luxury Home with High End Details. Park-Like Setting. Custom Construction on 4.5 Acres. Huge 2624 SF Shop. Spectacular Mountain & Lake Vistas. MLS#147406 Directions: I-5 Exit #227, East on College Way, South on Hwy 9, South (Right) on West Big Lake Blvd, West (Right) on Little Mountain Road, Right on Lake Terrace to top of hill, last home. Call Elizabeth, 708-8800

Charlie & Jeannie Boon 708-9645

Mike Welling 540-1341

Racquel McDermott 420-1830

Pete McDougal Broker 708-6500

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The Goldilocks Complex some homes are too big. some are too little. Here’s How to determine the ‘just right’ square footage for your needs

By erik Martin

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“location, location, location” may be the three most important rules of real estate. But when shopping for a home, size can matter at least as much as the address - which is why it’s essential to select a home that meets your spatial and square footage requirements. Consider that the average interior size of a single-family home has grown from approximately 1,800 square feet in the years following World War II to about 2,300 square feet today, says Ron throupe, assistant professor in the Burns school of Real estate and Construction Management at the University of Denver. a recent survey of builders by the National association of Home Builders reveals, however, that the average new home floor plan is expected to decrease to roughly 2,150 square feet by 2015. according to data from the most recent U.s. Census, 34 percent of new single-family homes completed in 2009 were no larger than 1,800 square feet, while 27 percent were between 1,800 and 2,399 square feet. But while the average square footage may be trending toward a more modest footprint, that doesn’t mean your next home will or should be smaller. “It’s important that buyers move into homes that match their lifestyles,” says adam Iobst, broker/owner at a-team Realty in silver spring, Md. “the answers to essential lifestyle questions will determine what factors they should be considering when home shopping. Do they

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Clean 3 BD FreddieMac foreclosure in a convenient location. Fenced backyard, hardwood floors and gas heat make this worth a look at this price. This home qualifies for the FreddieMac First Look Initiative for owner occupants thru 8/23. Call Laura Bird 360-630-9692 #260621 $111,900

702 N Skagit St, Burlington

MOVE-IN READY

Move-in ready home w/large living room,nice kitchen area, adjacent utility room. Large Master Bedroom w/space for lounge area on 2nd floor.Cellar w/gas furn & h/w. 24'X24' detached garage/shop. Call Jim Nicholas 360-708-9379 #249019 $142,400

690 Brickyard Blvd, Sedro-Woolley

TWO LEVEL HOME

Two level home on large corner lot. Great neighborhood. Fully fenced yard. Large detached shop/garage. R.V parking. Call Mike Whitney 360-421-4310 #216096 $229,000

311 S 30th Place, Mount Vernon 31634 Cedar Flats Lane, Sedro-Woolley

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Looking for property here is 6.03 acres and sits in a private like setting located on the north side of Hwy 20 on the hill. Mountain views located at the end of the dead end lane. 2 bedrooms and an open loft area, 1 bath, deck, shed, carport. Call Vicky Boyd 360-708-7884 #204981 $129,900

BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM HOME

3 BD,2 ¾ BA, lg. laundry room, family rm wood stove & living room gas fireplace,lg kitchen. Seller requests no inside photos but don’t let that stop you, this home is immaculate & has so much to offer. Loads of storage space. Shop in fenced backyard. Large windows off dining area to very private backyard oasis with new trex deck. Call Becky Elde 360-770-9427 #221942 $250,000

Lot 1 Timberland Ct, Concrete

AFFORDABLE PRESALE

Craftsman Home on 1 full acre. Nice open floor plan. Choose your own colors before it is built.Would make a great vacation home also.Walk across the street to Rasar State Park where there are miles of trails through the woods down to the Skagit River.Only 16 miles east of Sedro Woolley! Call Becky Elde 360-770-9427 #52665 $165,000

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cook at home often? Do they entertain guests often? How many people will be living in their next home? Do they have pets?” Other vital criteria to consider when it comes to spatial requirements include: • Family Future-prooFing Will you have enough space to accommodate future family members? • expandability Can you add a room addition or convert the basement? • Work and play Do you need an office, study or craft room? • bathrooms are you willing to share, or do certain family members need their own bath? “the square footage you and your family require is a matter of personal preference,” says angela self, co-founder of the smart Cookies money group in Vancouver, Canada. “We worked with a family who was contemplating downsizing, so we went over to their home and roped off the basement, dining room, one bathroom and part of the living room. We asked the family to live in the smaller space for two weeks. they realized they didn’t miss the space, in fact they preferred the closeness.” If you’re planning to downsize, keep in mind that two-bedroom

homes may be a more difficult sale later on, so it may be best to stick to a traditional three-bedroom home, says lisa Johnson sevajian, with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in andover, Mass. additionally, consider your storage needs objectively and prepare to part with belongings you no longer need or want if you do choose a smaller home. Many downsizers are baby boomers who no longer seek large homes with five bedrooms and expansive yards, says stephen Melman, director of economic services for the National association of Home Builders, Washington, D.C. Boomers more likely to want a well-designed home with a bedroom equipped for hosting grandkids, boomerang children, aging parents or caregivers. Up-sizers, on the other hand, are typically young families who expect to or have already grown out of their homes and now prefer a residence with a combination of kitchen, family room and living room, walk-in closets in the master bedroom, and a welldesigned laundry room. Move-up purchasers, conversely, are often looking for a home with 500 to 1,500 more square feet than they currently have, Iobst says. “If you’re single or just two people, most probably a two- to threebedroom home will do using one bedroom as a spare and the other as a study,” says Greg Frost, founder of Frost Mortgage lending Group in albuquerque, N.M. “typically, 1,500 to 1,750 square feet is a good range for one or two people,” (c) CtW Features

pre-QualiFy Question: since real estate activity in many markets has slowed do buyers still need to pre-qualify for mortgage lenders? ansWer: Prior to the mortgage meltdown borrowers in many cases could get financing with no-doc and low-doc loan applications. Concerns regarding credit quality were often ignored and the result was that unprecedented numbers of borrowers had foreclosures, investors wound up with losses and taxpayer help was needed to fund a massive bank bailout. today the world is a very different place, and borrowers need to prequalify or get a pre-approval.

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(the terms “pre-approval” and “pre-qualify” may overlap, the important point is to speak with lenders.) First, the overwhelming majority of loans made today are FHa, Va or conventional. each has plain qualification standards and each requires a fully documented loan application. thus, the first reason to see a lender before buying is to assure you have all required information in hand. second, borrowers should review their mortgage options to see what type of loan financing makes the most sense in their situation. third, it may be true that many markets have slowed, but no seller wants to waste time dealing with a possibly-unqualified borrower. Buyers will have a stronger bargaining position if a seller knows that the prospective purchases

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ask our broker By Peter G. Miller

have the financial ability to close the deal. Under Wall street reform lenders want to make qualified residential mortgages - QRMs - to avoid liability and reserve requirements. there are a number of standards loans must meet to attain QRM status, and many of them have to do with loan applications. the result is that by speaking with a lender you can determine precisely what documents will be required to have a successful application. Gather the paperwork you need, stick it in a folder and then when it’s time to actually qualify for a loan your application can fly through the system. (c) CtW Features email peter@ctwfeatures.com. Due to volume, not all questions may be answered.

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Loans In Today’s Market, Tapping Equity

Can Be a Smart Move (Cont. from cover)

“In this market, where credit is tight everywhere, any financing can be beneficial,” says scott stern, CeO of lenders One Mortgage Cooperative in st. louis.

NORTH PUGET SOUND ASSOCIATION of REALTORS®

a HelOC - a form of revolving credit in which your residence serves as collateral - usually is determined by taking a percentage of the home’s appraised value and subtracting from that the balance due on the existing mortgage. Formerly, you could typically get a combined loan-tovalue ratio of 100 percent of appraised value at prime, or prime minus a percentage. But today very few banks will exceed a combined ration of 80 percent. additionally, appraised home values have dropped, which has subsequently lowered the credit amounts banks are willing to lend out. “In this market, where credit is tight everywhere, any financing can be beneficial,” says scott stern, CeO of lenders One Mortgage Cooperative in st. louis. advantages of lines of credit versus other types of loans include the interest rate, which can be variable or fixed, is usually lower than what you’d pay on the average credit card or other form of non-secured debt, and the interest you pay is generally tax deductible. at the time of writing, the average interest rate for a $50,000 HelOC was 4.41 percent, according to Bankrate.com. When applying for a HelOC, shop around carefully for the best rates and terms, and be prepared to provide more documentation than years ago to prove your credit worthiness. -erik Martin (c) CtW Features

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The Term REALTOR® The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. Local associations are required to enforce the Code of Ethics through a Professional Standards Council or Committee. The REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) fights for Homeowner and property rights in Washington DC and locally. Using a designated REALTOR® assures that your transaction is handled ethically, and that your rights will be protected now, and in your future as a homeowner. To find a REALTOR® member in your area, visit www.npsar.com and view our Member and Affiliates lists. Mission Statement: The North Puget Sound Association of Realtors advocates for Realtors and their clients, provides services to help members prosper, and promotes the protection of property rights.

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NEW CURB APPEAL PRODUCTS 2011

this stunning home exterior was created with lowmaintenance products that add curb appeal to the home. Ready to spruce up your home's exterior this year? several recently introduced products are designed to add curb appeal to your house while making maintenance hassles disappear. start by looking at the top of your home. If your roof appears old and dingy, or if it's leaking or wearing thin, then it's time to research options for a roof replacement. start by considering synthetic slate or shake tiles by DaVinci Roofscapes (www.davinciroofscapes. com). the company offers 49 roof colors along with 28 standard color blends. Recently-hired national color expert kate smith is available to assist homeowners in deciding what color roof to install on homes. "selecting roofing colors that complement the rest of the home's exterior can be challenging for some people," says smith, CMG and owner of sensational Color. "a DaVinci polymer roof has a 50-year warranty. that's a long-term

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color investment. that's why we've developed an online color design program to offer support, tips and one-on-one color counseling to help homeowners maximize their roofing investment by selecting a color they can live with for many years. "Homeowners shouldn't be afraid of color. Contrasting colors, complementary colors and color accents on a home, when done right, can all add tremendously to the curb appeal of a house." Once you've selected a roofing color -whether it's a Harbor Gray blend or solid dark clay -- it's time to move down the exterior of the home to the windows. the Decorum collection by simonton Windows (www.simonton.com) provides a variety of custom exterior color options for durable vinyl replacement windows to complement the outside colors on a home. available in Brick, Chocolate, Bronze,

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Cream, Driftwood, Pine, and tan, the eyecatching colors can be married with impressive glass packages to create energy-efficient units. and, there are interior frame options of authentic antique Cherry, Maple and Contemporary woodgrains. Color-matched sculptured grids and hardware complete the new window offering. Just imagine a brick red low-maintenance vinyl window frame set against the pure white clapboard siding on a Federal-style home in New england. With this picture in mind, you can immediately understand the growing trend of selecting colorful window exteriors to enhance the home. that imaginary home wouldn't be the same without a red front door with crisp white trim pieces surrounding it to create a stunning entryway. therma-tru (www.thermatru.com) and Fypon (www.fypon.com) have teamed up to create entryway solutions for every

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homeowner. the introduction of therma-tru's new Classic Craft Canvas Collection entry door series means homeowners can select an energy-efficient front door, paint it red and gain the low-maintenance benefits of fiberglass. the smooth, paintable surface of the door, which features wide center panels and rich embossment details that rival high-end custom wood doors, provides security and durability in the home. try flanking the door with a set of easy-toinstall decorative Fypon urethane pilasters. Next top off the door with a crosshead and pediment, and you have an eye-catching entryway. Resistant to moisture, insects, rot and humidity, both the urethane trim and entry door are the ideal low-maintenance solution to adding curb appeal to the home.New Curb appeal Products

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 14TH 1-4 P.M. 23191 State Route 9, Lake McMurray $525,000

235 W. Rio Vista Avenue, Burlington N O PE

SHARP ONE LEVEL..vaulted ceilings, f/place with 2 sides, kitchen/w center island. 3 bdrms, 1 75 baths & 2 car garage. Fully fenced back yard. $247,000. #149299 LOOKING FOR 4 BEDROOMS? Rambler near Hillcrest park with fenced back yard. Lg lot, room to garden, newer roof. $168,500. FREEWAY VISIBLE..Office bldg on 1.76 acres in excellent Mt Vernon location. Commercial & Light Industrial Zoning, great for any business use. $875,000. #243377 COMFORTABLE MFG HOME..2 bdrms, 1.75 baths, dining area & eating bar. Nice location on edge of town. Room to garden, shop for projects, covered deck & carport. $118,000. #212211

BURLINGTON COUNTRY RAMBLER.. Outstanding views from front porch, 3 bdrm, 2 full baths, well built Rambler. Just 4 years old, large kitchen, $274,950. #251248 NEAR DECEPTION PASS..2.48 acres w/a 1512sf Rambler, covered 2 car parking & workshop. Gently sloping with large spring fed pond. $199,500.#169684 SKAGIT RIVER PLAYGROUND!‌Hop into your RV, drive east with your picnic and fishing pole! It’s called relaxing on this 3/4 acre lot! $39,000. #29000965 RENT TO OWN..LG 4 bdrm home in Skyridge w/attached 3 car garage on 1/2 acre lot w/nice westerly views. Must see to appreciate $419,500. #28079612

Evening Phone Calls Welcome Ron Wortham 661-1500 Fritz Inman 661-0147 Shelah Inman 661-0145 Holly Brown-Hilts 661-5538 Phil Hurtig 770-0787

Galen Kindred 770-7083 Terri Heyntsen 391-0938 Dick Best 770-1491 Jan Scally 421-5160 Jeff Ingman 202-2859

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NEW HOME IN TOWN..close to Library and Parks in Burlington. Lovely 3 BR with nice open floor plan. $169,950. #251392 BURLINGTON TRI-PLEX..nice Duplex w/2 bdrms in each unit and a charming older 900 sf home complete this package. Great convenient location. Rent duplex & live in the other. $285,000. #152711 2 BDRM COTTAGE..on 1+ acres east of Sedro-Woolley. Extensive remodel, completely fenced. Home on PUD has irrigation as well. $129,000 #256759 EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY...2 bdrm, 2 ba condo w/living rm w/walls of windows on 2 sides, light & airy. F/place w/custom blt bookshelves, spacious dining area, separate utility rm, lg deck w/privacy. $165,000. #214140

Tod LeHecka 333-1032 Mary Jo Reitsma 770-6013 Tim Reichert 391-5587 www.brownmcmillen.com

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Beautifully appointed, custom home offers lots of light, amazing views & unique park like approach. 4 bedrooms, formal living & dining rooms, vaulted ceilings & large kitchen w/stunning view. Daylight basement offers kitchenette & office/library; could be a separate living area for guests. Dock, boat launch & 75 ft. of waterfront. MLS#236420 DIRECTIONS: From I-5 exit 221 (Conway), drive East on Highway 534. Right on Hwy 9 (approx. 1 JoAnn Boudreau 360-391-0746 mile). On lake side.

DUPLEX. Each unit has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath & a beautiful masonry fireplace. Double carports, storage buildings & cyclone fencing for large back yards. Space in each unit for a washer and dryer. Unit 132 is remodeled w/brand new kitchen cabinets, painting & flooring. MLS#242619 DIRECTIONS: From I-5 exit 226, go EAST on College Way, take a RIGHT onto 18th Street. Left on Fir Street. Right on Sandy Everett 360-202-3706 21st Street.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14TH 12-3 P.M. 22756 Grip Road, Sedro-Woolley $322,500

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14TH 12-3 P.M. 22500 Grip Road, Sedro-Woolley $224,900

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Large rambler on 14.5 acres with CARD almost completed. Property can be divided into 3 lots total or use all 14.5 for yourself. Land is perfect for grazing animals. 3 bdrm, 2 bath home w/ remodeled bathroom, new wiring, new floor coverings, new exterior doors & huge rear deck. Good sized barn with loft, power & water. MLS#227113 DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 20, North on Hwy 9. West on Mosier. Left on Grip. Suzanne Jenkins 360-941-2983 Home on right.

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Nice 3 bdrm, 1.75 bath home on .48 acre lot featuring large stone fireplace in the living room, family room plumbed for a wet bar, extra bonus room on main level, French doors in master bdrm, rear deck & covered hot tub area. 2-story shed, RV parking with electrical hook-up & fully fenced yard with fire pit MLS#238430 DIRECTIONS: North on Hwy 9 from Sedro-Woolley. Left on Mosier. Right Donna Kurras 360-770-7596 on Grip. House on NW corner of Grip and Bridgewater.

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WHAT HOMEOWNERS

WANT

a look at what draws buyers to the areas where they buy Home is where the heart is - and it also ideally is near a bunch of fun stuff, according to a recent survey from Better Homes and Gardens Real estate. the survey respondents - 84 percent of the 1,085 respondents currently own a home; 10 percent plan to purchase within three years - said they would place more weight on lifestyle criteria in future home searches, favoring family-friendly neighborhoods and easy accessibility to cultural activities like museums and music venues. One in five homeowners has either moved or would like to because their neighborhood or community wasn’t ideal for their lifestyle, the survey notes. Following are the top lifestyle priorities of respondents when searching for their next home:

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ease of Commuting by Car

Now could be the time to sell a new home and earn a slice of the Real Estate pie. Record-low interest rates and record-low housing prices are renewing

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interest in the floundering housing market for many people. “When sellers are interviewing real estate agents to market their

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homes, their primary focus is usually on the advertising that the agent will offer them,” says Jessica Goodbody of Weichert Realtors. Let us help you meet your marketing goals by advertising your listings

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the survey also was the basis of a new “lifestyle search” tool on bhgrealestate.com, which enable prospective homebuyers to filter community searches by important lifestyle preferences, such as “family and community” and “arts and recreation.” (c) CtW Features

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DOWNSIZING a h Ome an option for empty-nesters When a person comes to a certain age and the children move out and on with their own lives, a home may become too big for its occupants. at this point, residents may feel it’s time to downsize to a smaller home. Downsizing can be exciting and challenging at the same time. Going through and packing belongings can be a trip down memory lane. But chances are a smaller space will mean that a person will have to part with a number of his belongings collected over time. to make the process easier, first assess how much space there will be in the new home. Many times floor plans or room dimensions are available. First measure large items, such as furniture, to be sure they will fit in the rooms. then think about storage possibilities. Next, make a running list of what items can be discarded and where those items will go. some belongings can be donated to charity, while others may be given to family and friends. Many other things could end up in the trash or recycling bins. knowing where things will go will make them easier to sort. For those doing a major clean-out of the home, it could be efficient to hire a dumpster to be placed on-site. this way, larger bulk items can simply be tossed inside. some municipalities restrict what can be placed in the regular trash or how much garbage can be collected, so this alleviates the stress of dealing with excess trash.

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When actually beginning to get rid of things, start with the areas that receive the least amount of use. Belongings stored in the attic or basement may be simply taking up space and hold less sentimental value. People can then work their way toward items that are used on a regular basis. It can be cathartic to clear out clutter and get ready to start anew. some people find they have to downsize because of financial reasons. In these cases, thinning out belongings can also be a way to earn a few extra bucks. selling or auctioning off seldom used items may produce a little extra cash that can help finance moving expenses or even bills.

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1 - 4 Bdrm Rentals. Burl. 2 bdrm, 330 N. Pine. Piazza Realty Property Quiet upper unit in 4-plex. Mgmt., Inc. 360-424-RENT W/D in bldg. No smoke/pets. (7368) www.prpmrentals.com $795. 360-757-4506 eves. 1516 10th St., Anacortes. 3 bdrm/2 bath/den. No HARBORVIEW APTS in Anacortes. 2 bdrm. smoke or pet. Credit check. Income limits apply. 1250 + dep 360 293-0187 Affordable housing. 4 bdrm, 2 ba, waterfront with Call 360-299-0916 dock on Lake Whatcom, La Conner 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba, $1,380/mo. $1000/dep. Avail. covered parking, porch, gar- 9/1. No smoke/pets. 1-604den. Walk to post office, gro- 240-2787 or 1-604-858-0955, cery, waterfront. G incl. Avail. or email: gpb85@telus.net June 11th. $900/mo. Avail. MV 3 bdrm, 1 ba, single car 1 2 & 3 Bdrm Apts 9/1. 921 S. 4th St. 840-4335 garage, remodeled, $1000/ 2 x 1 ½ Town homes st MV, patio, 2 bdrm, 2 reserve mo., 1 & $800/dep. No Garages / Storage Avail. pets/smoke. 360-293-3603 parking spots, near college, Complete Appliance Pkgs Sport Courts / Playgrounds clean, quiet, W/S/G/basic caTHE RENT LADY ble pd. Refs + dep. $700. No MV Hill 3 Bdrm, 2 Ba, $1250 Pet Friendly smoke/pets 360-424-1695 MOVE-IN SPECIAL Call Mary 360-540-3334 Call Today! 360-856-4803 MV, small 1 bdrm apt by hos- SW 3 bdrm, 2 ba, garage, pital. $515. + $300 damage. $995. Rural LaConner 4 1 bdrm apt, $525 and 2 Incl. W/S/G. Credit check bdrm, 3 ba, view, $1200. bdrm house, $750-850. MV. req. No smoke. 336-2322 Robin 360-299-2353 Call 425-603-1523 after 4pm. Winter retreat – Lake Newly remodeled studio 1ST MO. FREE! 1, 2 & 3 apt. $600/mo. $750 dep. + Samish house, avail. Sept.June. Quiet, 3 Bdrm, 2 full bdrm, MV, near college, on- utilites. 360-202-6062 Ba, laundry rm., cable / intersite laundry, reserved parknet ready, waterfront beach NO HIDDEN FEES! ing. W/S/G pd. Qualify today! Fairhaven Manor 757-2149 access. 360-708-1721 Move in tomorrow! 428-3887 Norris Place 757-3060 2 BDRM APTS., quiet, 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Apts. AffordW/S/G/recycle & basic cable able. Section 8 okay. pd. Covered parking and storage room including laun- On Lake Samish studio apt. dry on-site. No smoking/ Sept. 15th-June 15th. Lrg. 2 bdrm, great location, 700 pets. 360-708-1721 kitchen, bath & living room/ Talcott, S.W., All appliances, bdrm, closets, dock, lawn. No smoke/pets. $695. 3602 Bdrm, 315 W. Woodworth, No smoke/pets. Refs 840-5728 S-W. $700 + dep. W/D $600/mo. 360-424-1695 2 bdrm., 1 ba., S.W. W/S/G hookups, no pets/smoking. pd. Gas heat. $700 + $500 W/S/G pd. 360-755-1362 RIVER VIEW dep. No pets. 360-421-2416 2 Bdrm, MV, W/S/G pd. Luxury 2 bdrm, 2 ba, beauCollege Way & 19th. tiful setting, all new, all apBAKER MTN VIEW $705/mo. 360-424-6757 pliances, W/S/G incl. Beautiful 2 bdrm luxury déUnique décor. 4 new units. cor, all new, private, quiet Big Lake 3 bdrm, furnished A Only $875; $925/mo. setting. Multiple floor plans. frame, W/S/G pd. Avail. 9/5Call 206-409-9317 W/S/G incl. Only $825, 6/5/12. No pets/smoke. $975 $875, $925/mo. Call 206+ $900 dep. Refs. please. 409-9317 422-5561 lv msg. Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm, 2 Ba, CALL FOR MOVE-IN SPECIAL. Sedro-Woolley, Burlington & Oak Harbor 1 & 2 Bdrm apts., W/S/G pd., no pets. 360-708-3427

Large studio on busline. Great MV location. $550-$700 360-420-0606

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WD, W/S/G/cable pd. $775/$875. No pets. 1825 E. Division MV. 428-8980

CONCRETE 2 bdrm, W/D, Prof. Office Space, approx. carport, W/S/G/Gas included. 1000+ sq. ft. on Riverside Dr., MV. Move in ready, available $675 + dep. (360) 293-4553 now. 360-595-2611 MV 1700 Cleveland Ave., 1 Bdrm plus bonus room, new paint & carpet, W/S/G pd., $650 + dep. No pets/smoke. (206) 321-8953 WANTED: Art studio; apMV 400 S. 20th, 4-plex, 2 bdrm, 1 ba, new carpet, W/D, gas heat, end unit, garage, $750/mo. $500/dep. 360424-6974

prox. 1000 sq. ft. and min. 200 amps of electricity, within 5 miles of La Conner. 213216-8531

MV townhouse 2 bdrm, 2 ba, covered patio, garage. No smoke/pets, $850/mo. 360856-4172 or 360-708-0316

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MV 2 bdrm, 2 ba, in 4-plex, carport. $800 + $800 dep. MV nice 2 bdrm, 1 ba, carport, $700 + $700 dep. W/S/G pd. W/D hookups. No smoke/pets. Background chk. 610-9860, 9am-5pm

Build Your Dream Home 7 - 20 acre parcels East of Sedro-Woolley starting at $99,950 each Water share for each parcel Owner terms Private area Close to nature Deer and Elk abound Nicely treed acreage Great for hiking, horseback riding or motorcycle riding

Midway Realty 360-659-3644

18562 VALENTINE ROAD, $399,750 Charming and gorgeous classic craftsman home on desirable Pleasant Ridge overlooking Dodge Valley. Great location! 1.78 acres with pasture and territorial views. 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath, 2798 square feet, Built in 1908. Many major renovations. Has a wonderful historic feel with contemporary aspects. Recent addition shows impeccable craftsmanship. Gorgeous original fir floors, french doors to a brand new and beautiful deck, spacious laundry room, cozy home office. Unique, classic kitchen range in charming eat-in kitchen. Newer insulation, wiring, and foundation. Large shop/studio on acreage, many fruit trees. Very desirable location. A rare opportunity! Call Don Zimmer at Preview Realty: 360.708.1579

Weekly rates start $260. SPECIAL - 4 wks., $790. WHISPERING FIRS MOTEL Alger 724-3477

MV. RV space. $310. $50 dep. Incl. W/S/G. Background check. 360-595-2611

4000 SQ. FT. of great heated commercial/industrial shop/ warehouse space. Perfect for cabinet maker, boat builder, BURL. 3 BDRM 1,300 sq. ft. body shop car restoration, $985/mo. Incl. W/S/G W/D, etc. $2000/mo. Call 425-239no pets/smoke 360-202-5401 1020/360-755-3179

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NEW PRICE FOR SALE BY OWNER Stonebridge Condo with View

$44,500 Price Reduction Nookachamps – Big Lake 17201 Bulltrout Lane 3150 sq. ft. $345,000 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, granite countertops, cherry cabinets, hardwood and carpet flooring, full kitchen appliance package. Agent Jones Atterberry 360-708-8935 John L. Scott See online at www.jonesatterberry.com

Condo warehouse space. 18'x60'. All amenities. Security. Call Rick, 360-3197359

FSBO Family home in country setting, located on beautiful South Fidalgo (Anacortes) with spectacular view of Mt. Erie. Approx 2800sqft, 3 bedroom plus 2 bonus rooms, 2 bath. Clear cedar siding, huge Master Suite, vaulted ceilings, granite counters, mudroom, hot tub, shy 2 acres. Property includes 1000sqft detached garage plus new storage sheds. Septic and well. Award-winning school district. $468,010. By appt. only 360-941-6333.

Quality construction with oak flooring throughout, vaulted ceilings, master suite w/walk-in closet and oversize shower; guest room & bath, den/home office, gas heat, hot water and fireplace. Kitchen has spacious pantry, gas range, and built-in microwave, laundry room with utility sink and cabinets, approx. 1368 sq. ft. Private covered deck, double car garage all on single level, attic storage. '55 & Better' community with clubhouse, group activities and walking paths. Close to shopping and medical facilities. An outstanding value at $179,000. Call Barbara for previewing appointment, 360-428-5617.

FOR SALE: Saltwater waterfront cabin on lot with electricity & water. Has private easements with neighbors. View by appointment only. Swinomish Channel. 509-754-5868. $75,000

Beautiful Location above the shore of Padilla Bay. Views to the West Mt. Erie, portions of the bay. To the East Cascades and Mt. Baker. To Skagit Valley Airport 5 minutes. Located North of Josh Wilson Road in the Bay View area at 10813 Wilson Lane. See the particulars of this 3 bedroom home with small acreage close to Bay View Elementary. Presently selling at $385,000. Call 360-391-1295

PRICE REDUCED $167,950 The nicest home for this price. Recent updates make this move in ready. Close to shopping, transit and schools. 3 bdrm, 1 3/4 bath, large yard, single car garage with a 8x12 storage shed. Open house August 17th from 4pm to 6pm. Make me an offer. 807 S 25th St Mount Vernon. 360-421-2797

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2 for the price of 1 Beautiful country setting, 5 miles West of Sedro-Woolley on South Skagit Hwy. Income property pays for itself. 2 homes: each 2 bdrm, 1 bath, both have current tenants under leases. $325,000. Call Karen 360-202-8843.

Charming 3 bedroom, 2bath Rambler on large lot. Bright open living room with vaulted ceiling; formal dining; kitchen with eating bar open to family room. Master has walk-in closet & private bath. Bathrooms feature tile floors & countertops. Enjoy the large patio & fully fenced, private backyard. Gardner's shed and RV Parking. Efficient Gas Forced Air. Great Location! MLS#253734 $199,500 Dena Poling 360-708-2337 Preview Properties Skagit LLC

One level home, Colony Grove, Priced below appraised value, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1193 square feet. Gas force air heat. Fenced yard with mature landscaping. Easy access to shopping and parks. MLS#245866 $185,000 Linda Piazza 360-713-3623 Preview Properties Skagit LLC

HOME OF THE WEEK 7342 Valley View Rd. $242,500 2.5 acres, 3 bedroom, 2 ba, manufactured home, extra features: paved parking & 2 bay shop. Directions: From Cook Rd., North on Collins Rd., Left of F&S Grade Rd., Right into Valley View Estates & Rd. Jones Atterberry, John L. Scott Real Estate 360-708-8935

18340 Osprey Court $1,179,000 On top of the world...the highest lot on Cascade Ridge. This private domain of approx. 7.3 acres has views to Camano Island, Vancouver, Puget Sound & Mt. Baker plus splendid sunsets! Master bedroom w/fireplace & an unprecedented vista. Gourmet kitchen with great island, eating area & bar for 8+ stools. Beautiful living & dining areas framed by the westerly views open onto the outside terrace. Indoor swat court (combo of volleyball & racquetball). Permitted helicopter pad and hangar. WRE/Skagit Valley Balisa Koetje 360-421-4111

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1 – 3:30PM Samish Island Paradise w/WATERFRONT! Custom craftsman on 1 acre w/4 bdrm, 3.25 ba, den/office, & bonus room. Hardwood, slate, Italian marble & more. $600,000. 9418 Marshall Rd. Chris Weitzel 360-312-5151 ReMax Whatcom County

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SANDI RILEY 770-8670 12038 CLASSIC PLACE, BURLINGTON $337,770

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• TREE-LINED ST. CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN, “HISTORICAL BEAUTY” W/CHARM & STYLE! • CLASSIC ELEGANCE THROUGHOUT W/UPGRADES GALORE, 4 BD., 2.5 BA., 3660 SQ. FT. • DESIGNER GRANITE KITCHEN, LG. HEATED POOL & SPA, R.V. PARKING, “ESTATE SETTING”

21178 WILDWOOD PLACE, SEDRO-WOOLLEY $283,900

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• EXCELLENT NEW PRICE, LOVELY ADULT CONDO W/ WOODED GREENBELT PRIVACY DECK/YD. • 2 LG. BEDROOMS, 2 BA. (JETTED TUB) W/BAYWINDOWED FORMAL LIVING RM. W/GAS FPL., LG. DINING ROOM • OAK KITCHEN /FAMILY ROOM, NEWER FLOOR COVERINGS, GAS HEAT, ALL APPLIANCES!

30595 WALBERG ROAD, SEDRO-WOOLLEY $748,900

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• ONE OF A KIND OPPORTUNITY, ATTENTION PILOTS!! FAA & COUNTY APPROVED AIRSTRIP • CLOSE (8 MI. +-) TO TOWN BUT TOTALLY PRIVATE/SECLUDED W/PANORAMIC VALLEY/MTN. VIEWS! • 3 BD., 2 BA., LG. FAM. RM., BONUS RM., 2700+ SQ. FT., LG. SHOP/BARN, `38+ ACRES!

• OUTSTANDING CLEAR LAKE/VALLEY/OLYMPIC MTN. VIEWS, TOP OF THE HILL PRIVACY, 11+ ACRES. • CUSTOM 3100+ SQ. FT. RAMBLER W/LG. GARAGE + HUGE SHOP, SOUTH FACING PASTURES + WOODS • 3 BD., 2.5 BA., WOOD FLOORS, “CORIAN” TOPS/MAPLE CAB., 2 GAS FPL., WOOD STV. IN VIEW FAMILY RM.!

• DESIRABLE CONWAY SCHOOL AREA, END OF RD. PRIVACY, PARKLIKE GROUNDS W/GREENBELT + FOREST LANDS • ”SHY” 2 ACRES W/PRIVATE COMM. BEACH/SWIMMING/FISHING/BOATING ACCESS TO LK. 16, CLOSE TO I-5 • 4 BD. (MASTER DN.) 2.5 BA., HUGE BONUS RM. UP, LG. OFFICE/ DEN, N/W CRAFTSMAN BEAUTY W/3 CAR GARAGE!

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North Homes Realty Inc. 360.424.2100 • www.century21northhomes.com

724 Ferry St, Sedro-Woolley SUNDAY 1-4

704 Quinnat Dr. Burlington 12038 Classic Pl, Burlington

Quality home with cedar siding & large 3 car garage. 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Woodstove with beautiful rock hearth. Wood wrapped windows. Completely fenced back yard. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #159414

Approx. 160’ of gorgeous Skagit River waterfront with breathtaking views of Mt. Baker. Quality cedar home. Detached 570 SF garage/shop with 1/2 bath. Large patio. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #241323

Peaceful private country setting with a nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath manufactured home. Large deck to enjoy lovely views of Lake McMurray. All on 1 acre with a pond. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #215071

Beautiful well-maintained home on 1/3 acre on a cul-de-sac with great views. Home has 2500+ sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths & open floor plan with main floor master. Call Karen Beckner at 840-9455. #245768

491 VINEMAPLE WAY, SDW

$149,900 46699 BAKER LOOP RD, CNC

$254,900

22998 STATE ROUTE 9, LAKE MCMURRAY

$169,000 4020 PUEBLO HEIGHTS, MV

$259,900

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#220567 $289,000

9404 PROSPECT ST., SDW

3905 DOGWOOD PL, MV $325,000 $194,500 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & approx. 2344 SF located in Eaglemont.

20571 ENGLISH RD, CONWAY

$199,000

2401 STONEBRIDGE WAY, MV

$199,500

1501 MEADOW LARK LN, MV

$219,950

• All new appls • 2 BD • Great rental or 1st time buyer • Not a short sale

$260,000

#254180

$219,000

#199992 $337,770

Anita Kohl 961-7795 Cleaver Sanders 941-3482 Dawn Hardman 540-0058 DJ Jacobs 941-5279 Duane Gish 770-9299 Dominic Pettruzzelli 333-5210

$294,650

Ultra spacious custom home in the pristine neighborhood of Rolling Ridge Estates. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths plus office & wonderful sun room. Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #223101

Lovely rambler with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large family room, Kitchen opens to dinning & family area. Master on main, 1824 SF, gas heat on 0.48 acre lot. Also 2 car carport & storage upstairs bonus room, large deck & 3 car garage. Call Sherry shed. Located close to town & on a dead end street. Call Alice Johansen at 708-3636. #171430 Hanson at 770-8791. #240866 Charming home in Conway area. 2 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, updated with new paint, vinyl windows & large patio. Plus detached garage & shed all on over .5 acre lot. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #131411

Craftsman style stand alone condo designed for age 55 & better. New paint, new carpet, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, natural gas 321 S. 38TH PL., MV $389,500 fireplace, kitchen pantry, 2 car garage, clubhouse. Call Warren Ultra spacious, over 3400 sq.ft. of living & western sunset Bingham at 770-2421. #150740 views. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, state-of-the-art theater system, 304 W. STATE ST., SDW $199,500 hot tub & RV parking. Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #259360 Lovely updated 4 bedroom, 2 bath home, large eating kitchen & bar. Fully fenced, low maintenance yard. Attached 2 car garage. Close to town & easy commuting. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #149139

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• 4 bdrm Victorian • Prime location • Fenced bkyd • Zoned retail/residential

705 QUINNAT DR., BRL

• 5 private acres • 5700 sq ft • 750 sq ft MIL apt • 2159 sq ft shop

REAL ESTATE CLASSES NOW STARTING. CALL SCOTT 360-540-2121

$260,000

$193,000 21356 ROLLING RIDGE DR, SDW

Immaculate 1550+ sq.ft. rambler in move-in condition with 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings & gas fireplace. Gorgeous territorial views. Call Karen Beckner at 840-9455. #139997

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• 2 bdrm 2 bth • Gourmet kitchen • 1 level-no stairs • Views

61 ALGER CCC RD, SDW

1611 E. KINCAID ST., MV

$419,000

17971 PETERSON RD, BRL

$745,900

One-of-a-kind Henry Klein home on 1.56 IN TOWN acres. 2800 sq.ft. with 4 bedrooms. One level home with formal & informal living areas, tons of storage & gorgeous grounds. Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. #258533

$1,150,000

• Waterfront • Cabin • 40’ low bank • Big Lake

$169,900 EACH

1615 N. 43RD PL, MV

For Details and directions, visit openhouse.com

• 4 bdrm rambler • Under const. • 1 acre lot • Gated community

$245,000

4 bedroom, 2060 SF home in Blackburn Ridge. Gourmet kitchen, formal dining/living, family room & deluxe master suite. More info at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #189960

Classic rambler on spacious, private lot! Slate entry & big picture windows from the living room take in the patio & backyard. Fireplaces in family & living rooms. Call Robin Luif at 420-2026. #229760

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$87,500 2028 S. 15TH ST., MV

Dramatic price reduction for this MV Hill manufactured home on its own land-NOT a park. Cute 2 bedrooms, 1 bath on deadend street. Updated kitchen. Private back yard. Call Karen Beckner at 840-9455. #130536

Offered as a duplex at $339,800 or individual Townhouse units Fabulous 2005 manufactured home on 5 acres. Large 2 car for $169,900. Each unit has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, gas firegarage/shop & greenhouse. Great place to enjoy peace & quiet places, 2 car garages. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #171607 & watch wildlife. Call Tasha Zahlis at 391-5075. #138104

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#190266 $409,000

• La Conner • 3 bedrooms • Steps to beach • Panoramic views

George Herner 840-3743 Jackie Lindeman 770-9080 Karl Morse 395-5405 Margie Ernst 708-3198 Marlene Deasy 661-6720 Megan Daly 206-383-4407

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• Less than 2 yrs old • 4 bdrm 2bth • Family room • Possible lease option

• Bayview area • Open design • Custom 3 bedroom 2.5 baths

$475,000

$229,990 16550 STATE ROUTE 9, MV

Move-in ready one level home in a great neighborhood. 3 bed- 9.2 acre Equestrian Estate. Covered arena with 11 stalls. 3 bay rooms, 2 baths & 1533 sq.ft. of comfortable living. Large level shop & gorgeous home with 3300+ sq.ft. offering Mt. Baker & lot with fruit trees. Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #259267 Walker Valley views. Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #234257

$309,000 #29082445

Extraordinary working farm with traditional farmhouse, 6 bedrooms, 2.75 baths. 18+ fenced acres. Barns, shops, outbuildings, racquetball court, stage, cabana & more. Call Tasha Zahlis at 391-5075. #146757

• 25 acres • Barns & shop • Fenced pasture • Beautiful 3 bdrm home

Mike Newman 708-1419 Noli Goode 630-6527 Paula Margerum 220-0681 Rick Kiesser 770-1195 Sandi Hocking 708-1523 Sandi Riley 770-8670

Sharon Stokes 661-6164 Shaunna Harris 206-715-1623 Tim Garrod 206-422-5236 Traci Cypher 708-9481 Veronica Lopez 420-0696 Jim Lyon Prop. Mgr. 542-2134

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